Audi

Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study shows

May 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, a study shows, but more needs to be done to make customers aware of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.... Read More »

Next Audi A8 takes cues from Prologue concepts

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

A prototype of Audi's next-generation A8 flagship spotted by spy photographer in Europe shows how design elements from the brand's Prologue series of concept cars will be adopted for production vehicles.... Read More »

VW Group faces U.S. patent probe over hybrids

12:50 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

The U.S. International Trade Commission launched an investigation into whether Volkswagen AG and its subsidiaries infringed upon hybrid electric vehicle patents owned by Baltimore-based Paice.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Android gets more car-friendly

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Android gets more car-friendly; Volvo takes youth turn; U.S. probes patent complaint against VW; FCA recalls Wrangler, Fiat 500; Cadillac CTS, Audi A8 spy shots; EV owner sues BMW... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my time, being driven by Audi's A7-based piloted driving concept was not unnerving. Indeed, as the vehicle prefers to travel at 130kph whenever legally possible and no more, it was a "spectacularly unspectacular" experience.... Read More »

Audi's next A8 reveals Prologue concept cues

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

Spy photographers have caught Audi putting its next-generation A8 flagship sedan through the paces on public roads in Europe ahead of its release next year. Free of heavy camouflage, the A8 testing mule appears to show how design elements drawn from the Prologue series of concept cars will appear in production form as the A8 kicks off the next era of Audi design.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A 'precipitous' drop for Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

'Precipitous' drop in Nissan supplier relations, GM gains ground; Hyundai hires another ex-Bentley designer; Audi production exec joins Tesla; General Motors seals Cruise Automation deal..... Read More »

Audi may get Maybach rival

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Audi may challenge Mercedes-Benz at the top of the luxury market... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Can Nissan save Mitsu in U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Can Nissan deal save Mitsubishi in U.S.?; What's 'Next' for BMW; Audi expects sales growth, despite challenges; Ford keeps door open to partnerships; LAPD puts Teslas to the test.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2016

Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper automakers' efforts to reduce CO2 emissions.... Read More »

Audi CEO sees new models driving sales despite tough conditions

May 12, 2016 11:14 CET

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said he expects new models to push the automaker's sales to a new record this year despite "extremely challenging" business conditions.... Read More »

Audi sales rise 7% in April on strong SUV demand

May 11, 2016 16:03 CET

Audi's global vehicle sales rose 7.5 percent last month, boosted by gains in Europe, the U.S. and China and higher demand for its SUVs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyota Q4 earnings slip

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

Toyoda warns of more profit strain; Mitsubishi scandal widens; Tesla: Model 3 design is not finalized; Using sports to sell cars; Fuel cells' chance to rise?... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2016

Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a model to rival the Maybach, the automaker's tech boss told a motoring magazine.... Read More »

JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Audi ponders a Maybach rival

9:15 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mitsubishi closing in on compensation plan?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Mitsubishi closing in on compensation plan?; Chevy's 'small' website targets younger crowd; Mexico exports drop in April; GM production resumes; VW factory in China; Marvel movies aid Audi.... Read More »

VW said to be near fix for 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche diesels

7:42 am U.S. ET | May 10, 2016

Volkswagen AG is closing in on a fix for 3.0-liter diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. that would resolve part of its emissions-cheating scandal and reduce the risk of an expensive buyback program, people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

Pat Frend, East region president, Razorfish

Digital agency Razorfish sees experience trumping message

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

In a digital world where consumers expect brands to truly engage with them, pitching products isn't always enough, says Pat Frend, East region president of Razorfish, a digital marketing agency that is helping Mercedes-Benz reach out to younger audiences.... Read More »

R8-ED MOVIES

Supercar's Marvel tie-in helped propel the Audi brand. Now Hyundai is getting in on the action.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2016

The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its growing catalog of movies and shows is a lush environment for automakers looking to attach themselves to pop-culture icons and big audiences.... Read More »

R8-ed MOVIES

Audi's Marvel tie-in helped propel the brand

10:07 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2016

The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its growing catalog of movies and shows is a lush environment for automakers looking to attach themselves to pop-culture icons and big audiences.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Audi A4

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2016

Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany. Output is expected to peak at more than 217,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Beyond GM and Ford on gearboxes, a dream list of joint ventures

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

If GM and Ford can work together to save time, money and engineering resources on transmissions, then other automakers could do the same thing on a number of important fronts.... Read More »

VW's U.S. slump hits 6-month mark

12:30 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Continued weakness in the Volkswagen brand's core lineup of passenger cars dragged down its U.S. sales for the sixth consecutive month in April while Audi continued to roll, notching its 64th-straight monthly record.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Audi will invest heavily in technology despite emissions scandal costs, development boss Knirsch says

May 3, 2016 06:01 CET

Audi will not stop or delay investing in future technology despite being hit by parent VW Group's emissions-cheating scandal, the brand's new development chief Stefan Knirsch said. Knirsch shared his views on the future of diesels, e-motors and autonomous cars with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Mercedes' sales surge may be too late to unseat Audi, BMW in China

April 26, 2016 13:07 CET

The sales surge that has put Mercedes within reach of the top spot in the global luxury-car market this year may be too little, too late to deliver leadership in China as rivals Audi and BMW re-stock their lineups to keep Mercedes at bay... Read More »

 
Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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EU governments have refused to tighten auto industry oversight despite pleas from environmental grou ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
Western European car registrations increased 8 percent in April as demand rose last month in Germany ...
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
UK new-car registrations rose 2 percent last month even as sales of the market's three best-selling ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
German new-car registrations rose 8 percent in April, joining robust growth in France, Italy and Spa ...
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
Kia has reduced the price of its new Sportage in the key German market even though the SUV is roomie ...
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
Hyundai expects the Tucson to change perceptions of the brand in Europe, thanks to its bolder design ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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